It’s #snippetsunday!

snippetsunday2Hello! Welcome to Snippet Sunday! It’s the weekly event when authors post 8 to 10 lines of things they are writing, editing, querying, or for which they’re obsessively checking sales figures! You can find the other snippets HERE.

Here’s a little taste from my current WIP, a fantasy adventure novel I’ve been ruthlessly editing. Enjoy!

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“Say that again and I’ll surely slit your throat. Now, what is your name?”

“Captain Syros.”

Nathan sat back on his heels, fury still smoldering in him. “Speak.”

“I could tell you where they mean to bury him,” the soldier drawled, a slash of a grin crossing his face at Nathan’s sharply drawn breath. “He was alive the last time I saw him, but I heard they mean to bury him soon. If you hurry he may still be breathing. I don’t know.”

“And you didn’t help him?” With a sudden angry cry Nathan drove his knife into the sapling inches from Syros’s face. “He’d better be alive, for your sake.”

He left his water skin for Syros, should the man succeed in freeing himself, then gave the soldier no more thought as he snatched up his pack and settled into the long run ahead.

About diannehartsock

Author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy/adventure, m/m romance and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer.
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22 Responses to It’s #snippetsunday!

  1. P.T. Wyant says:

    Welcome to Snippet Sunday!

    Great snippet — I want to know more about what is going on.

  2. Maybe Syros shouldn’t have said anything. He doesn’t seem too brave from this angle.

  3. siobhanmuir says:

    Oh my goodness. I hope Nathan is in time. Great snippet, Dianne, and welcome to Snippet Sunday! 🙂

  4. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    Exciting snippet! He better be alive! Hurry, Nathan!

  5. Hi Diane. Your writing is so fluid, with details seamlessly infused. And the action in this scene pops off the page. Great tension, too. Wonderful snippet!

  6. Nice! Can’t have the stakes be much higher than that.
    Welcome to Snippet Sunday, Dianne! 🙂

  7. Great scene. I hope Nathan gets to him in time and that Syros doesn’t get free. 🙂

  8. Guess this really is life or death!

  9. Gem says:

    Hey, Dianne. Great seeing you again. Hope to read more from this wip. You hooked me.

  10. meradethhouston says:

    Fun snippet! Definitely draws the reader in 🙂

  11. Thanks Meradeth! That’s what I was hoping for. 🙂

  12. jtsuruoka says:

    Harsh stuff, very well-rendered. Nice work!

  13. Iris B says:

    Let’s hope he’ll get there in time. interesting snippet!

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